Neil Armstrong was famous for his steps on the moon, but he was also a fan of business jets reports Chad Trautvetter for AINOnline. During his illustrious career, he set 5 business jet world records, including highest altitude flown (51,000 feet in a Learjet 28 on Feb. 21, 1979). Armstrong also became a spokesman for the recent NBAA/GAMA “No Plane, No Gain” campaign to encourage use of business aviation.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said:
“Neil Armstrong inspired generations of people to reach for their dreams, and all of us in the aerospace community have been inspired by his example. Neil never sought, nor really enjoyed, the spotlight, but he always stepped forward when leadership was needed. He stepped forward for our country when President Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon. And he stepped forward for business aviation when we needed him most.”